Chicago Blackhawks Tribute To Marian Hossa

CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 12: Marian Hossa
CHICAGO, IL - MARCH 12: Marian Hossa /
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CHICAGO, IL – FEBRUARY 09: Marian Hossa
CHICAGO, IL – FEBRUARY 09: Marian Hossa /

Let’s look at some of the highlights from Hossa’s career.

Hossa actually played in three consecutive Stanley Cup Finals with three different teams before finally winning the Cup in 2010 with the Chicago Blackhawks.  He went on to win two more Cups with the Hawks, in 2013 and 2015.  His best career season was with the Atlanta Thrashers in 2006-07.  There he notched 43 goals and 57 assists, for 100 points.  His best year with the Chicago Blackhawks was in 2012, when he scored 29 goals and 48 assists, for 77 points.

After not playing all that well in the 2015-16 season, Hossa had a resurgent year this past year.  He posted 26 goals and 19 assists (45 points) in 73 games.  He has to feel pretty good about that.  It’s a positive way to go out.

But let’s talk a little bit about those 205 playoff games.  Hossa’s scored 52 goals and 97 assists for 149 points in all his combined postseason time.  That’s what I would call a few clutch performances.  How about when he came out of the penalty box to win it in overtime in Game 5 against the Nashville Predators in 2010?  Here’s video of the goal and the win.

Here’s a perfectly timed steal against the Minnesota Wild in 2013.

And these are only a few of the highlights.  For a few more, please enjoy this “Best of Marian Hossa” video below.

In March of this past year, I was fortunate enough to attend a Chicago Blackhawks game in Tampa Bay.  We had great seats, and I was able to see the team play up close and personal.  I specifically remember what a treat it was to see Hossa dominate on the ice.  In hindsight, I’m so glad I had that opportunity.  Little did I know I was witnessing history, as none of us will be able to see the real thing again.

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Farewell, Big Hoss!  Please know that you are appreciated, respected, and loved by fans, teammates, coaches, media, anyone who was fortunate enough to cross your path during your incredible career.  It’s such a shame it has to come to a close.  Unfortunately, all good things must end.  Thank you for the memories!